Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May 14th newsletter


Culture, People & Projects
"Story is the wisdom that can guide you to your true destiny--both temporal and spiritual. All of the great myths, legends, and fairy tales have that power. If you understand their secrets, they can guide you to a full realization of your self. Great stories are designed to guide us to our full potential and are as necessary to our well-being as fresh air."
-James Bonnet, author Stealing Fire From the Gods.


Here are some stories and we hope you find some fresh air.

This year we are excited to share this special peek into the culture, people and projects that form the stories of HTH.
Coming to you in many forms, we begin with pictures below and look forward to sharing often.
Enjoy! – Kaleb
Left to right: Faculty from MIT came to High Tech to talk Mathigami, HTH Model UN team takes home the prize, 11th graders dissect a fish to discover how fish anatomy help them survive in the aquatic environment.
Seen on Twitter: What I needed to learn in high school: 1 Public speaking 2 Project management 3 Negotiation 4 Conflict resolution 5 Software development 6 Accounting 7 Financial planning 8 Critical thinking 9 Tax preparation 10 Storytelling 11 People management 12 Customer service 13 Marketing    ------Senior from HTH Margaret Egler's team says I've done all of them! 
















Five Guys Fundraiser - Help us end the year with a BANG! at the PA's final fundraiser for the school year. Join us to raise funds for HTH's Parent Association by eating at Five Guys (in Liberty Station) on Wednesday, May 30, 2018Print & take in the attached flyer  OR show it on your smartphone anytime between 12:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and Five Guys will give our school 20% of all funds raised.
  • Five Guys Fundraiser
  • Wednesday, 05/30/2018
  • 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Liberty Station location
    2445 Truxton, San Diego, CA 92106
  • Be sure to show the flyer! (on cellphone or paper)
Feel free to spread the word (and flyer!) to your friends/family/social media! 
Hello High Tech High Parents,
It's that time of year again! Registration MUST be completed no later than Friday, May 18th, 2018.
Re-Enrollment Forms
Please log into PowerSchool to complete your child's re-enrollment forms for the 2018-2019 school year by visiting http://powerschool.hightechhigh.org/public 
Then click on "Ecollect Forms" icon.    
You must complete each form separately for each child:
18-19(a) Student Contacts
18-19(b) Medical/Health Information
18-19(c) Emergency Contacts
18-19(d) Annual Notices
18-19(e) HTH G Suite for Education Notice
18-19(f) Walking Permission Slip
18-19(h) Class of 2019 - Calgrant and Diploma Information (current 11th grade students only)
If your child will not be returning for the 2018-2019 school year, please complete the form “Not Returning to a High Tech School – 2018-2019” as soon as possible.  It can be found online on the  ECollect page as well.
Thank you! 
Remember to download the Benefit app and use it to make your everyday purchases.
Every purchase will send a percentage back to HTH! 
Friday May 18 - Deadline to register for returning HTH students
Monday May 28 - No school, Memorial Day
Tuesday June 5th - HTH Parent Association meeting 8:45am in the conference room
Thursday June 21st - Last day of school
Friday June 22nd - Staff Day, No School 
Saturday June 23rd - Graduation
Contact Us at hthpacommunications@gmail.com
Connect with us at "Friends Of High Tech High" On Facebook 
Check out the PA website at https://hth-parentpage.blogspot.com/



Monday, April 30, 2018

April 30th Newsletter


"Story is the wisdom that can guide you to your true destiny--both temporal and spiritual. All of the great myths, legends, and fairy tales have that power. If you understand their secrets, they can guide you to a full realization of your self. Great stories are designed to guide us to our full potential and are as necessary to our well-being as fresh air."
-James Bonnet, author Stealing Fire From the Gods.


Here are some stories and we hope you find some fresh air.


Hello.
Welcome to High Tech High
This year we are excited to share this special peek into the culture, people and projects that form the stories of HTH. Coming to you in many forms, we begin with pictures below and look forward to sharing often. Enjoy! – Kaleb




Two of our Seniors, Natalie Moller and Emily Margetta, will have their artwork displayed at Mingei International Museums Student Art Exhibition: STUDENT CRAFT is a biennial, juried exhibition of craft work created by San Diego high school students during the 2017-2018 school year. Their handcrafted pop-up books were created this semester as part of our class project and will be on view: May 19, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
Here's the link to the exhibition: 




All 10th and 11th graders went to the National College Fair on Thursday, April 19, 2018, created by Chris White (photoed with joy--to the right) on the bus with the students. You can read more about the event here.





Mesa College Orientation Trip - Thirty (30) seniors visited Mesa College orientation this week and interacted with HTH alums Joshua Quiroz (Transferring to SDSU), Joshua Foster, and Tovyia (transferring to UCR) it was a very real conversation about taking ownership in your education and learning how to be an adult in college.  
Photos of group on scavenger hunt, campus tour (EOPS, transfer center, accounting) and in the conference room where “the talk” took place:

EDUCATION EQUITY

The Warm Demander: An Equity Approach

"Warm demander" teachers expect great things from their students, convince them of their own brilliance, and help them reach their potential in a disciplined, structured environment.
By Matt Alexander  April 13, 2016
Recently, I was talking with a high school student about his frustrations with a first-year teacher. The student said, "I like [the teacher] because he's understanding, but he doesn't require enough discipline. He tells us to stop talking, but he doesn't really do anything to stop it.  Read the rest of the article here


Donation from HTH PA for Projects - The HTH Parent Association is pleased to present the HTH teachers with a grant of $8,000 to be divided equally among each grade for use in the 2018/2019 school year.  The total for each grade (9/10/11/12) is $2,000. No, we cannot just party with these dollars! There are strings attached. The money must be used for:
  • Academically based field work or group exploration
  • Special projects that support a learning objective
  • Community service project that support a learning objective
Cinco De Mayo at HTH - Join the festivities on May 2nd 3:30pm-5:45pm at HTH. Tacos, raffle, music and more. Proceeds go to help 1st gen tour LA colleges.  Check out the flyer! 
Parent Association meeting Tuesday May 1st - Everyone is invited to join us to start planning for next year. 8:30am in the conference room. 
Teacher Appreciation Week coming up May 9th and 10th. Help teachers appreciate HTH! The Parents Association will host a luncheon for teachers, but we need your help with desserts and snacks. We are asking the following:
Wednesday, May 9 - Desserts 9th and 10th grade families Suggestions include: donuts, cookies, cake, chocolates, etc.
Thursday, May 10 - Snacking from the 11th and 12th grade families Suggestions include: granola bars, nuts, fruits, mixed roads, etc.
Desserts and snacks can be left at the reception with Elizabeth the day before or morning. Please, no perishables, no refrigeration available. Letters, cards and flowers for teachers are always appreciated.
Questions? Contact the PTA to hthpacommunications@gmail.com


Remember to download the Benefit app and use it to make your everyday purchases.
Every purchase will send a percentage back to HTH! 
Tuesday May 1st 8:30am Parent Association Meeting in the conference room
Friday May 4th - Staff Development Day, No School

Contact Us at hthpacommunications@gmail.com
Connect with us at "Friends Of High Tech High" On Facebook 
Check out the PA website at https://hth-parentpage.blogspot.com/